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Robbie Ray | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 12 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Robbie Ray held the Royals to two earned runs over five innings Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 Cactus League victory.
Ray is now 3-0 on the spring, for whatever that's worth. He struck out six and issued only one walk, though former teammate Peter O'Brien popped him for a solo homer in the second and Jorge Soler added a solo shot of his own in the fifth. Ray carries a very high-risk, high-reward fantasy profile into the 2017 season after striking out 218 batters over just 174 2/3 innings in 2016. That big strikeout total came with a disappointing 8-15 record and a 4.90 ERA. Mar 21 - 6:50 PM

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Robbie Ray allowed three runs -- two earned -- while punching out seven batters in four innings of work in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

He gave up four hits and no walks. Despite the rough outing, Ray has pitched well so far in camp. He has a 2.31 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings. Still just 25 years old, Ray is coming off a campaign in which he registered an 8-15 record with a 4.90 ERA and an eye-popping 218 strikeouts in 174 1/3 innings in 2016.
Mar 16 - 7:58 PM

Robbie Ray allowed one run on three hits over 3 1/3 innings during Saturday's Cactus League win over the Giants.

Ray struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. One of the more maddening fantasy options on the landscape, the 25-year-old southpaw has plenty of strikeout potential -- he fanned 218 batters in 174 1/3 innings last season -- but has yet to put it all together. Over the course of 32 starts in 2016, Ray posted a 4.90 ERA and 1.46 WHIP to pair with those 218 whiffs. NL-only leaguers are not advised to shy away from Ray completely, but should be aware that drafting him could result in an adventure of a season.
Mar 11 - 7:31 PM

Robbie Ray spun three scoreless innings against the Royals on Monday.

Ray allowed three hits and walked none while striking out one. The southpaw was shaky in his spring debut last week, so this was a nice step forward for him. Ray compiled a mediocre 4.90 ERA over 32 starts last season, but he was tied for fourth in the majors in strikeout percentage. He figures to have some momentum as a potential breakout pick this spring.
Mar 6 - 6:55 PM

Robbie Ray walked three and struck out one over 1 1/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

Ray began his day by walking three of the first four batters but somehow escaped the inning without allowing a run. He only faced one batter in the second before being spelled by Zack Godley. Ray tied for fourth in the NL with 218 strikeouts last year but watched his ERA skyrocket to 4.90. He still has some rough edges to smooth out but we’re guessing Ray’s best years are still ahead of him.
Mar 1 - 7:25 PM

Robbie Ray dropped to 8-15 after giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.

Ray finishes with an 11.25 K/9 IP, which ranks 21st all-time among pitchers to qualify for the ERA title. Unfortunately, he also finishes with a 4.90 ERA, which is the third highest mark ever for a pitcher with 200 strikeouts. Many will look at the strikeouts and label him as a 2017 breakthrough candidate. We're not quite as optimistic; he should be quite a bit better than this, but he doesn't project as a top-of-the-rotation guy.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Robbie Ray allowed five runs -- four earned -- on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Ray's struggles continue, as he's now 8-14 with a 4.77 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 31 starts. The southpaw has struck out a whopping 215 batters on the year, but little else has been ideal in his sophomore year as a full-time starter. Ray will get one more start to try to go out on a high note, taking on the Nationals on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Robbie Ray racked up eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings on Sunday, put also surrendered five runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Ray also issued a pair of free passes in the ballgame. He carried a shutout into the fifth inning where Kike Hernandez launched a solo home run. He then ran into an ambush in the sixth where the Dodgers pushed another four runs across before chasing him from the game. The left-hander now sports a 4.66 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 210/63 K/BB ratio across 166 innings on the season. He'll take on the Orioles in Baltimore his next time out on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Robbie Ray was unable to secure a quality start in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, allowing four runs on six hits over five innings.

Ray struck out seven and walked one on the evening. The start began poorly enough, as he yielded three runs in the first inning. Opposing starter Jorge De La Rosa was even less effective, though, and Ray ultimately came away with a win. His results throughout the season have swung wildly between encouraging (he struck out 12 in his last start) and infuriating (he surrendered six runs the start before that). Overall, the 24-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 4.55 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 202/61 K/BB ratio over 160 1/3 innings. A home start against the Dodgers awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Robbie Ray fanned 12 while allowing three runs in six innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.

It's great that Ray is racking up the strikeouts; 185 now in 155 1/3 innings. It'd be better if he were an effective starter in the process, but one can't ask for everything. He walked four in this one, and both hits he allowed went for extra bases (a homer and a double). With the loss tonight, he's 7-13 with a 4.46 ERA.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 01:36:00 AM

Robbie Ray gave up six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

Ray had a nice August, but he wasn't able to keep it going in Coors Field; he allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out just two tonight. He still seems like a decent option for the rest of September.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:30:00 AM

Robbie Ray failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Braves, yielding two runs on six hits over five innings.

Ray wasn't pummeled on Thursday, but it was an inefficient outing nonetheless. He walked four and struck out seven on the evening, throwing just 66 of his 108 pitches for strikes. It was a stark difference from his beautiful 13-strikeout, one-hit performance against the Padres last time out. This is the kind of inconsistency that makes Ray a maddening fantasy asset. For the season, he holds a 4.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 181/54 K/BB ratio across 145 innings. A road showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Robbie Ray was dominant for seven innings, punching out 13 batters while allowing only one hit and one walk in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Saturday.

Could this be a breakout game for the young left-hander? He has been fanning batters at an elite rate all year but does not have the wins and ERA to match. He is a must-own in all leagues despite his 7-11 record and 4.31 ERA. The 24-year-old is poised for better things. He has 174 strikeouts and 50 walks in 140 innings.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:19:00 AM

Robbie Ray yielded two runs -- one earned -- in five innings Monday in a win over the Mets.

Ray allowed eight hits, walked two and threw 107 pitches to get his 15 outs, so it wasn't exactly a stellar outing. Even with his 161 strikeouts in 133 innings for the season, he's been quite a disappointment. He's 6-11 with a 4.47 ERA.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 02:06:00 AM

Robbie Ray fired seven shutout innings against the Mets on Wednesday but got stuck with a no-decision as the Diamondbacks' bullpen blew the lead in the ninth inning in a game they would ultimately win 3-2 in twelve innings.

He gave up three hits and didn't walk anyone while fanning four. He really deserved a win for his efforts tonight but closer Jake Barrett coughed up the lead before the Diamondbacks won it in the 12th. The 24-year-old Ray has run into some tough luck this year. He has a 5-11 record and 4.57 ERA despite having one of the best strikeout rates in the majors. He has 156 strikeouts and 47 walks in 128 innings. He will hope for better fortune in a rematch with the Mets on Monday.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
5Hank Conger
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Gregor Blanco
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Reymond Fuentes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Archie Bradley
9Zack Godley
10Jorge De La Rosa
11Rubby De La Rosa
12JJ Hoover
13Tom Wilhelmsen
14Kevin Jepsen